FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Donghai Airlines announced today the airline's intent to purchase 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement is valued at more than $4 billion at current list prices.
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Standard Chartered Bank today announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at current list prices, was attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow that Norwegian has committed to GoldCare coverage for its 737 MAX fleet and expanded coverage for the airline's entire 787 Dreamliner fleet.
The new services agreements represent the largest commercial services order in Boeing history.
Norwegian will launch Boeing's 737 MAX GoldCare offering when its first airplane is delivered in May 2017. Under the agreement, Boeing will provide coverage through 2034. "Boeing has proven to us over the past four years the value of GoldCare for our operations," said Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian. "The reliability and operational effectiveness of our 787 fleet has never been better. We have great expectations and confidence in what we can accomplish by leveraging GoldCare across our 737 MAX fleet as well." Norwegian has 108 737 MAXs on firm order, with commitments for 92 more airplanes. In addition, the airline will continue adding 787-9s to its existing 787 GoldCare agreement. Boeing has provided GoldCare Services for Norwegian's 787 fleet since 2012.
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company and Solvay. Boeing is the first customer for the Mubadala-Solvay joint venture, which will produce primary structure composite material for use in manufacturing the 777X empennage and floor beams. Mubadala and Solvay are planning for the joint venture to be operational by 2021 in a new facility built in Al Ain, U.A.E.
From the Jerusalem post:
Democratic members did not push back against the addition of the amendments to prevent the sale, and some were encouraging of the effort on Thursday. Among them is Congressman Brad Sherman (D-California), who in a June letter to the Obama administration wrote that the deal should not proceed because of inextricable ties between Iran's state-run aviation industry and its Revolutionary Guards.
But it is that last part– "exclusively civil aviation end-use"– that has some members of Congress convinced the Boeing deal can legally be halted, in compliance with the JCPOA. That's because the US Treasury Department, State Department, and intelligence agencies all assess that Iran Air and its subsidiary, Mahan Air, are complicit in illicit arms transfers to Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah or in the assistance of Syria's embattled president, Bashar Assad.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $73,939,536 for modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target multi-year contract. This modification provides for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tilt rotor aircraft for the Air Force pursuant to the variation in quantity clause.
PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army, only 85 days after receiving the order, thanks to excellent cooperation with Australia and the U.S. Army.
The deliveries increase Australia’s CH-47F Chinook fleet to 10, all of which were delivered early.
From Composites manufacturing:
At its newly-opened Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) in Seattle, Lamborghini is continuing development of composite materials through a collaboration with Boeing to mass produce its potentially game-changing Forged Composite®. The company is calling the Forged Composite “one of the most important developments to come from research within the ACSL.” The material is considered a breakthrough composite made by a manufacturing process that significantly cuts the time it takes to make carbon fiber components and yields a sturdier material than traditional carbon fiber weave.
To make it, shredded carbon fiber threads are combined with resin and sandwiched between two steel molds. Then, the composite is heated and placed under 1,200-1,500 psi of pressure. Three minutes later, the component is ready. According to Carbuzz, this significantly undercuts the 24 hours it usually takes to bake layers of carbon fiber cloth separated with resin in an autoclave and also cuts production costs significantly.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri has been awarded a $45,296,013 firm-fixed-price contract for development, production and sustainment of a KC-46 maintenance training system. Contactor will provide an integrated contractor-operated and contractor-supported maintenance training system for all KC-46 maintenance training. As an integrated training system solution, the MTS will include interactive multimedia instruction, classroom facilities in the form of virtual maintenance training systems, and several types of augmented hardware training devices such as landing gear trainers and boom operator trainers.
This Friday [July 15], Boeing will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newest facility located in Oklahoma City. The 290,000-square-foot (26,942-square-meter) maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) site will be the new headquarters for the airframer’s Global Services & Support Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment (AM&S) division, and workplace to approximately 900 employees. The facility marks Boeing’s first commercial aircraft activity in Oklahoma, a move it made due to the state’s business climate, cost of utilities, and its job-growth programs.
Updated reports show 197 planes.
June saw 43 737's, 1 747, 3 767's, 11 777's and 14 787's delivered.
Share buyback program should show a nice number of shares repurchased.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being issued $71,571,420 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the development, integration and testing of the following Increment 3 Block I capabilities in support of the P-8A aircraft:
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany has grounded two of its three A400M military transport planes delivered by Airbus Group SE due to newly discovered gearbox issues on their turboprop engines, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said on Thursday. Airbus, Europe's largest aerospace company, is already due to replace one of the four engines on the first aircraft in coming days, the ministry said. The problem with the second aircraft was discovered on Thursday, it said, confirming news first reported by Germany's Spiegel magazine.
From Rasmussen website:
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded $18,116,915 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 2006 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001). This order provides for the supplies and services required to update the flight management computer system software and air data inertial reference magnetic variation tables for the P-8A aircraft.